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The punishment imperative : the rise and failure of mass incarceration in America

Author: Todd R Clear; Natasha Frost
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the last 35 years, the United States penal system has grown at a rate unprecedented in U.S. history, five times larger than in the past and grossly out of scale with the rest of the world. This growth was part of a sustained and intentional effort to "get tough" on crime, and characterizes a time when no policy options were acceptable save for those that increased penalties. In this book, the authors, both  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd R Clear; Natasha Frost
ISBN: 9780814717196 0814717195
OCLC Number: 843037219
Description: xi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The beginning of the end of the punishment imperative --
The contours of mass incarceration --
The punishment imperative as a grand social experiment --
The policies of the punishment imperative --
Two views on the objectives of the punishment imperative --
Assessing the punishment imperative --
Dismantling the punishment imperative.
Responsibility: Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost.

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Cautions that the legacy of the grand experiment of the past forty years will be difficult to escape.  Read more...

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"Criminologists Clear (Imprisoning Communities) and Frost (The Punitive State) offer an accessible study of mass incarceration in the U.S. that is theoretically sophisticated and rich in statistical Read more...

 
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